Category Archives: JOHN ADAMS

Diavolo’s Derring-Do

By Victoria Looseleaf It’s no secret that Diavolo, founded in 1992 by French-born Jacques Heim (his grandfather, also named Jacques Heim, was a couturier who co-invented the bikini and dressed Edith Piaf, among other notables), is Los Angeles’ most popular … Continue reading

Posted in BACH, BIKINI, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, DAVID SHINER, DIAVOLO, EDITH PIAF, GRAND PERFORMANCES, JACQUES HEIM, JOHN ADAMS, LOS ANGELES MUSIC CENTER, ROBERT LEPAGE, VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | Comments Off

The Marvelous Mark Morris

By Victoria Looseleaf How do I love thee, Mark Morris? Let me count the ways. Let’s just say that The Leaf has been a major fan since you choreographed John Adams’ opera, Nixon in China, and the brilliantly hilarious Hard … Continue reading

Posted in APOLLO’S ANGELS, HANDEL, JENNIFER HOMANS, JOAN ACOCELLA, JOHN ADAMS, LOS ANGELES OPERA, MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP, NIXON IN CHINA, THE HARD NUT | Comments Off

The Dude Abides

By Victoria Looseleaf Move over, Jeff Bridges, there’s a new guy in town. Okay, he’s been here a coupla years already, but he still rocks. Indeed, for those who aren’t yet familiar with Gustavo Dudamel, the Venezuelan-born hotshot music director … Continue reading

Posted in 60 MINUTES, Beethoven, DEBORAH BORDA, DISNEY HALL, FRANK GEHRY, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, JAY LENO, JOHN ADAMS, LEONARD BERNSTEIN, LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, MAHLER, NICHOLAS SLONIMSKY, PINK’S, THE DUDE | Comments Off